Unexpected Meeting with Golf Legend Pete Dye

On a crisp, perfect golf weather day in Indiana, I was loving seeing the world-renowned Crooked Stick Golf Club course from the passenger’s seat of a golf cart. The lush landscape was splayed with layers of green as I passed by rows of trees that dared not whisper a breath of wind as players stepped […]

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The Spirit of the People of Barcelona

As I watched the sun drift down over rustic stone buildings that had withstood years of economic disasters and uncertainty, in the distance church bells pealed in perfect time to the heartbeat of the people of Barcelona—strong, brave people. The night before, I heard the cheers of happy Spaniards who celebrated a 4-0 win over […]

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Mud Slinging Good Time

Our car looked like a crime scene if ever I had seen one (which I had not). I profusely explained to the car wash attendant why our vehicle had to have the pre-soaked, undercarriage steamed, superior detailed, super deluxe, run-it-through-one more time car wash. I was almost out of breath explaining why there was blood […]

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Trying to Figure out Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day to millions of mothers today! For several years I have tried to figure out motherhood. When I was pregnant with my first son, my husband was finishing his last year of college at Texas Christian University. We lived in Dallas, Texas, and drove 30 miles twice a week to Fort Worth in […]

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Customer Service Gone Bad

After returning from a road trip, I dropped by a full-service car wash to get rid of my car’s road grime. Most of the time, car wash services are quick and pleasant. As I drove up, two young sales attendants, a man and woman dressed in black, stared me down with eagle-focused eyes on my […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things – Cooking Made Easy

Holiday cooking can be fun if you combine your cooking skills with the right tools. Sometimes in the search for a specific cooking tool, you may buy several of the same item until you get the exact one that you can’t live without. I can save you some  frustration if you follow my advice and […]

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